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Thursday, January 04, 2007

For My Daughter and Nancy: We Hold These Truths To Be Self Evident

A moment has arrived for which we have waited over 200 years.

We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men and WOMEN are created equally.

From the kitchen to the
Congress, to a few heartbeats

And what did Madame Speaker do after addressing the Congress and the Nation? She invited all the children present in Congress to come touch the gavel.

It's a new day. It's a new dawn.
And I'm feeling good.

(Borrowed words and images.)


Blogger K9 said...

/bark bark bark

you know what? shes a good lookin lady.
rich too.
im hopeful..


January 04, 2007 12:05 PM  
Blogger Bird said...

now dawg...
you can't deny this is a historical moment.

whether you like pelosi or not - this is a big deal - a momentous occasion.

if women can suffer men in power (quite a few whom are rich, fat-jowled, corrupt, biased,etc.) for all these years, surely y'all can deal with a woman speaker.

regardless, you're still my dogsong. soft bird pecks to you :> :> :>

January 04, 2007 12:11 PM  
Blogger K9 said...

/bark bark bark

now wait a minute. all i said is shes good lookin and rich and im hopeful! i wasnt being sarcastic!

whatdoya want boyed me to roll over and piddle??

but thanks for the :> :> :>'s

i spelled les demoselles de avignon (i bet /t can spell it) wrong so good luck.
art brut: lotta crazy people art i thats too cool. look for the guy with all the trains and tunnels...and the apocalyptic stuff.

January 04, 2007 1:01 PM  
Blogger Bird said...

ooops - my bad. i did take your comment as sarcasm....

no no no! you're the big dog - no rolling over and piddling!

your soft and corrective grrr is good.

yeah - that spelling - but i did find it. i commented back on the deforest post- it's turning into an art education forum for me - hahaha.

but looks like niether one of us is getting much work done today. i am technically on vacation - are you on a work abatement program today?

January 04, 2007 1:29 PM  
Blogger K9 said...

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January 04, 2007 2:09 PM  
Blogger K9 said...

/bark bark bark

bird that was me and i decided it was tmi.
my apologies


January 04, 2007 7:59 PM  
Blogger Riki D said...

The change will come when no one will blink an eye if she must act like a bitch on capitol hill just like all the other sonofabitches, and she won't be called on it just because she's a woman.

January 04, 2007 9:12 PM  
Blogger Bird said...

k9 - no apologies nec.

Riki D (ok, so now I have kipling's rikki tikki tavi in my head)...i think it's a big change just that she's speaker. but yeah, can she be in charge without being called a bitch?

then again - i have already called her that in a comment on another blog - "DA BITCH IS IN THE HOUSE" but i mean it sister to sister and only in the best of empowering and reclaimed ways!

January 04, 2007 9:19 PM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

Uh, Bird of paradise, babe--c'mon....who cares if it is a woman--jes' find someone honest---I'se irked by women so salivating fer a gavel of they own that they would put even Cruella D'Ville in office jes to say " A woman is speaker".

Dawg, youse fudgin' and we knows it---Bird knws it too.

January 04, 2007 9:27 PM  
Blogger Bird said...

Hey - there's no such thing as an honest politican anyway.

But regardless - I LIKE Pelosi. you should know that AB

you know


from san francisco

san francsico VALUES
and all that.


if we wait for a pristine woman we won't get anywhere - don't see men holding back just beacuse their guys are dirty.

they've all been dirty- all the way back - even the founding fathers. we are all inherently flawed.

January 04, 2007 9:31 PM  
Blogger Peaches said...

Just saw her in the House on Aussie TV. I am envious of her being a grandmother and was so chuffed that she included children in her first public role.

Good one for all of the world.

We shall be watching with interest and glee..
Hopefully our PM is shaking in his boots.

I have a feeling the US is coming back to where is should be... leading the rest of the world in its new dawn...

Bon Chance to you all!!!

January 05, 2007 3:22 AM  
Blogger K9 said...

/bark bark bark

no im not aunty. this is boyeds moment i found three good things to say. theres no point in ragging on nancy....especially right now. lets wait until something happens so were talking about actions and not a person.

is she the libbest of them all? pretty much.
does this outcome reflect my voting preferences? you know it doesnt

there aint no harm in having a hopeful outlook cause the other way to go doesnt help anyway.


January 05, 2007 6:09 AM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

Doan let yore guard down Dawg--yore hope will be all ragged out like a month old chew-toy.

Bird, uh huh--them San Francisco values is exactly the horror of it. Well, a people gits the gubmint they deserve, huh?

Looky, I'se saying only this: That peolosi is a woman doan mean nuthin' to the process--if she /he /it is honest, cheers!
Iff she/ he /it ain't honest, horrors...

I ain't so anxious for a "historic" moment that I'd be atwitter over any kinda woman jes' because it ain't a man with the gavel. That's bigotry, ya see> wantin' a woman cause it is a woman, not cause it is the best person fer the job....

January 05, 2007 8:25 AM  
Blogger Bird said...

and i say again

I like Pelosi

and I like San Francisco values.

but i do find it interesting that as a whole, our society holds women and people of color to a higher standard than white men.

January 05, 2007 8:44 AM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

bird, you hit the nail on the head with that last comment. What needs to happen is that white men need to be held to that same high standard.

I echo your YO NANCY - YOU GO GIRL!

Nancy will not be able to do it all alone.

I suspect the concern over San Francisco values may be more about sexual values, or not. Maybe it is about the idea of looking at things with a more inquiring mind?

I also suspect it means a move away from the stance of some folks that goes like this, "Don't confuse me with facts, my mind is already made up." Or not.

Just some thoughts.

January 05, 2007 11:23 AM  
Blogger Bird said...

absolutely jack - nancy will need the congress to work together. but i like the agressive 100 hour agenda (love closing up those oil profit loopholes and banning trips paid for by lobbyists - geesh - those are nobrainers, right?).

and you are absolutely right - "San Francisco values" is code word for neocons and bigoted conservatives and ignorant folk -bless their little hearts (sorry AB - but you know we disagree mightly on this point) for sexual politics - who is doing what to whom. but i am all about reclaiming and appropriating words these days - so i embrace the term. damn straight (pun intended) i embrace San Franciscio values! i am extremely proud of our mayor, Gavin Newsom and his ACTIVSIM with regards to gay rights. He rocks! San Franciscio rocks! San Franciscio values rock - San Francisco values are about FAMILY and COMMITTED COUPLES.

sorry - got on a soapbox there.

January 05, 2007 4:05 PM  
Blogger Bird said...

HELL - why am i apologizing? THIS IS MY BLOG!


January 05, 2007 4:06 PM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

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January 05, 2007 7:33 PM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

Ah, feathered friend, looky now---if youse concerned about "ignorant" folks on the matter of sexual politics, an if yore friend above wants "Facts" ya'll check the back porch soon--but be forewarned, it will take a tough tummy to stomach the "facts" of San Francisco values. An' for those with an "inquiring mind" I suggest you begin yore inquiry with a local proctologist and get some straight talk on the medical reality: Sodomy causes death. The diseases and injuries to a body victimized by sodomy are so fearful that I will spare you and Bird's readers out of respect for this being Bird's blog.

What ya'll is tryin' ter do is to remake reality so you can all "feel good about" whatever--

Doan it sound swell? Wouldn't be great if everybody could "do their own thang" and everybody else would not be so impolite as to point out that you choose the behavior, youse choosin' the consequences?

I truly do wish that it could be so; that we could all be OK wif whatever--but reality gits in the way, sugar, it jes' plain gits in the way. An' Bird, sentiment never helped nobody in the long run.

Yes, Bird Beauty, we does disagree about those "values" but we doan disagree about wantin' to care about everybody, wantin' all folks to live as happily as they can--we only disagree about *how* to care. Aunty thinks in the long run, truth is the most loving thang.

January 05, 2007 7:33 PM

January 05, 2007 7:43 PM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

ab, there is one thing we do mightily agree upon--make the choice, live with the consequence.

Promoting the treatment of all folks equally as human beings does not necessarily mean one should promote their behaviors. There is no doubt that some of those behaviors are quite harmful to themselves as well as others. Sodomy is not a behavior high on my list of fun things to do, well, maybe I will have to give some thought to oral sodomy. But, I digress.

It might just be possible for same sex partners to share a loving relationship, wherein they serve each other, care about each other and share the love in theirs hearts.

With the hererosexual divorce rate hovering around 50% it would be interesting to learn about such a rate among the gay community. Oh, that's right, they cannot be married or have a sanctioned union so that will make it more difficult to keep track of.

Just some thoughts.

bird, you are right, this is your blog. It is your right to say what you want without apology. Oops, I guess I need to apologize for taking up so much space here instead of my own.

This is a very funny cartoon.

January 06, 2007 4:26 AM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

Jack wrote:
"Sodomy is not a behavior high on my list of fun things to do, well, maybe I will have to give some thought to
oral sodomy."
..........yeah? Ingesting feces is a new health food craze?

January 06, 2007 9:18 AM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

ab, I didn't know about the feces thing. Thanks for the tip.

Are there recipes for the proper preparation?

January 07, 2007 9:10 AM  
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